The central aim of ISLE is to promote the study of English Language, that is, the study of the structure and history of standard and non-standard varieties of English, in terms of both form and function, at an international level. We aim for the society to provide a geographically and theoretically neutral central contact point for all those who are academically active and who identify with this aim. Although there are country-specific 'Anglist' or 'English Language and Literature' associations and country-specific 'Linguistics' associations (and we hope to be in contact with these, where appropriate) ISLE is the first global umbrella organisation fulfilling this role.

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ISLE 7: From Tradition to Computing

  • 19 June 2023, The University of Queensland, Australia, Brisbane

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Conference announcements

Members of ISLE are cordially invited to announce conferences, workshops, symposia, etc. on our website in accordance with the aims of ISLE.

  • Symposium: Historical English Word-Formation

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany, 17 - 18 February 2023
    We invite studies in Old, Middle, and/or Early and Late Modern English word-formation with a specifically historical perspective, working with different theoretical and methodological approaches.
    Organised by Kerstin Majewski and Hans Sauer

  • Grenoble Winter School in Cognitive Linguistics

    Grenoble Alpes University, Autrans, France, 13 - 16 March 2023
    The aim of CL@UGA is to foster discussion on current hot topics in Cognitive Linguistics while allowing for rich interactions between senior and younger researchers.
    Organised by Camille Biros & Lucia Gomez

  • Sociolinguistics of pop culture

    Otto-Friedrich-Universität, Bamberg, Germany, 30 - 31 March 2023
    The conference explicitly engages with pop culture in its diverse manifestations from a sociolinguistic vantage point.
    Organised by Andrew Moody, Cecelia Cutler & Valentin Werner

  • International Conference on Corpus Linguistics

    University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, 10 - 12 May 2023
    The Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO) and the Organising Committee of this conference edition are pleased to invite you to the 14th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics
    Organised by Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics

  • HEL-LEX: International Symposium on the History of English Lexicography and Lexicology

    The University of the West Indies, Montego Bay, Jamaica, 07 - 08 June 2023
    Theme: “Contact and English Lexis and Dictionaries”; plenarists: Dr. Jeannette Allsopp and Prof. Stefan Dollinger; abstract deadline: 5 January 2023.
    Organised by The University of the West Indies

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